Corey Melton

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An Early Hacker Used a Cereal Box Whistle to Take Over Phone Lines

The cereal box toy whistle inspired the development of a device that would seriously inspire Apple founders.<p>Starting in the 1960s, Cap’n Crunch started packing colorful whistle toys inside its cereal boxes. The Cap’n Crunch Bo’sun whistles were designed to mimic boatswain whistles used by sailing …

Sexual Harassment

Every New Car You Can Still Buy with a Manual Transmission in 2018

BMW

Here’s how to hack an Ikea lamp and transform it into a mixed-reality projector

Do you have access to an Ikea lamp, a 3D printer, a few electronics components, and a bit of free time? If so, you could hack together a pretty …

Augmented Reality

People are mesmerised by the return of this disappearing lake

Nestled deep in the mountains of southern Tasmania in Australia, the Disappearing Tarn is sought after by photographers and intrepid hikers.<p>As the …

Hiking

For Zombieland's 10th Anniversary, the Traditional Gift Is a Sequel

We’re nearing <i>Zombieland</i>’s Aluminum Anniversary, but you don’t have to worry about getting the screenwriters a present. In fact, to celebrate the …

Woody Harrelson

Curtiss Motorcycles unveils Zeus, a crazy powerful dual motor electric motorcycle

Curtiss Motorcycles presented its new dual motor Zeus electric motorcycle concept for the first time publicly this week at the 2018 Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California. In addition to winning the attention of the thousands in attendance at the 10th annual meet, the powerful electric …

Motorcycles

Google's New AI Feature Sounds Like A Real Human And OMG Why Is The Future So Creepy?

Google just demoed a 100% natural-sounding AI that scheduled an appointment with a live human on the phone who didn't know she was talking to a machine.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai demoed a jaw-dropping new feature today at Google I/O 2018, the tech giant's annual developer conference, that may one day …

Artificial Intelligence

Some madman built a Mario Kart clone in pure CSS

Historically, CSS has been used for one thing: decorating webpages. But later versions of the stylesheet language have added extra bells and whistles, allowing developers to do more ambitious (and, dare I say, bonkers) things.<p>Case in point: London-based developer Stephen Cook built a barebones …

Mario Kart

Microsoft’s meeting room of the future is wild

Transcription, translation, and identification<p>Microsoft just demonstrated a meeting room of the future at the company’s Build developer conference. Meeting rooms, conference calls, and meetings in general are usually the stuff of nightmares, but Microsoft is working on prototype hardware that will …

Artificial Intelligence

The 6 most cost-effective vegetables to grow in your garden

Use this handy Vegetable Cheat Sheet as your guide<p>Growing your own vegetables can be a great way to help the environment and also save some …

Gardening

27 tips, tricks and hacks for creating your very first vegetable garden

Oh, vegetable planting time! Tomatoes, cucumbers, pumpkin, basil and other delicious summer edibles can all be planted now.<p>If you are building your first vegetable garden, here are some tips for success:<p><b>1.</b> Put the garden near your kitchen door. That might not be the most attractive spot for it, but …

Gardening

How to speak puppy: a visual guide to doggy body language

From tail height and posture to pricked ears and eye contact, vet and clinical animal behaviourist Kendal Shepherd reveals what your dog is trying to tell you

Pets

This Dust Collector Will Blow You Away.

As [Marius Hornberger] was working in his woodshop, a thunderous bang suddenly rocked the space. A brief search revealed the blower for the dust …

Woodworking

Tesla Model S shooting brake video shows EV wagon in motion inside and out

The conversion starts at $84,000 and takes about 10 weeks<p>Remember that Tesla Model S shooting brake we told you about a few months ago? No, not that Dutch-customizer version, which has yet to see the light of day, so far as we can tell. We're talking about the wagonized version from British outfit …

Tesla Model S

Mazda's All-Conquering 700 HP Four-Rotor Le Mans Engine Has The Coolest Intake Ever

In 1991, little Mazda stood at the top of the world. It won the 24 Hours of Le Mans with its banshee Mazda 787B prototype, and here is the …

Sports Cars

This kid’s slow-mo run to home plate is a piece of baseball art

Slow Motion Kid is the future baseball star the world needs.<p>All I want in this world is for this kid to become a baseball superstar so we can see his theatrics in Major League Baseball someday.<p>I love this kid’s adherence to the bit. When I was his age, I would have done the slow motion thing for …

Baseball

I Saw Some Insane Cars At The Detroit Gambler 500

Over 800 cars showed up to the Detroit Gambler 500—a rally made up of $500 and under shitboxes—and while I only spotted a small portion of that …

Gambling

Towards More Automated Printers

3D printers can be used in a manufacturing context. This might be surprising for anyone who has waited hours for their low-poly Pokemon print, but …

3D Printing

Scientists Discover Almost Completely Black Planet

The dark planet only reflects 1 percent of the light hitting it.<p>Astronomers have found plenty of exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—over the last few years, and usually they can measure some of the properties of these planets. At the very least, astronomers can generally measure the size of …

Universe

The Craziest Plan That Worked: How Richard Rawlings Hustled His Way Into the TV Show 'Fast N' Loud,' Then Used It to Build a Multimillion-Dollar Brand

In the six years since 'Fast N' Loud' first aired, Richard Rawlings has turned Gas Monkey into a multimillion-dollar brand.<p>This story appears in the May 2018 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>Richard Rawlings jangles when he walks.</b><p>The 49-year-old reality TV star and global branding impresario is …

A TV you can See Straight Through

The blank screen of a conventional television that isn’t in use can become a bit of an eye-sore in the room. But with the help of transparent display …

Watch: This new device will let you walk on a treadmill while exploring a virtual reality world

It’s so immersive you might never want to stop walking.<p>What if you climbed on to a treadmill and entered a virtual reality environment to walk in? …

DIY Li-ion battery building kit opens door for homemade ebikes, powerwalls and even EVs

For DIY enthusiasts in the green energy community, homemade lithium-ion battery packs have long been a holy grail. For everything from home solar energy storage to garage-built electric bicycles, go-karts and full-size EVs, lithium-ion batteries were once one of the most limiting factors for …

20 Free DIY Raised Garden Bed Plans & Ideas You Can Build in a Day

​Planting on raised garden beds brings many benefits compared to planting on the ground. But the most crucial one is you can grow a garden even in a …

Gardening

Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant's Causeway was formed

According to legend, the Giant’s Causeway was built by the Irish giant, Finn MacCool, as a crossing to confront his Scottish rival. Scientists have an alternative explanation, and for the first time they have reproduced in the laboratory the process through which the causeway’s 40,000 near-perfect …

County Antrim

Here's The Difference Between A $200 Transmission And A $20,000 Transmission

You know how race cars make that satisfying <i>clunk</i> as they go into gear? How they whine as they fly by? Well, now you’re gonna see and understand …

PlayStation VR gets another hefty price cut

Sony’s VR headset keeps getting cheaper<p>Sony is cutting the price of the PlayStation VR headset — for the second time in the hardware’s lifespan. Starting March 29, the virtual reality gear and accompanying bundles will cost as much as $100 less.<p>Currently priced at $349, the PlayStation VR headset …

The Nissan IMx is Going Into Production, Will Essentially be a Leaf SUV

Will share new Leaf platform<p>The name “Tesla” may be synonymous with electric cars, but since the end of 2010, Nissan’s been quietly selling the fully electric Leaf hatchback. It was even popular enough to earn a second generation. But from the sound of it, Nissan thinks sales of its next electric …